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Parasites, politics and public science: the promotion of biological control in Western Australia, 1900-1910

Deveson, Edward


Biological control of arthropods emerged as a scientific enterprise in the late nineteenth century and the orchard industry of California was an early centre of expertise. In 1900, as the Australian colonies prepared for federation, each had a government entomologist attached to its agriculture department. The hiring of George Compere from California by the Western Australian Department of Agriculture began a controversial chapter in the early history of biological control that was linked to a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
Source: British journal for the history of science
DOI: 10.1017/S0007087416000327


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